Yngve Ekström for Pastoe Sofabed
Exceptional sofa bed designed by Swedish icon, Yngve Ekström, for famed Dutch manufacturer, Pastoe, with an elegantly minimalist style pared with easy-to-use versatility. Priced 'as is' in the original cream flecked wool upholstery, though available with custom reupholstery in a fabric selected from one of our books for £2100.
As a sofa: W: 215cm // D: 72cm // H: 70cm (SH: 40cm)
As a bed: W: 215cm // D: 95cm // H: 40cm
Yngve Ekstrom is a key figure in histories of Swedish design with many of his pieces represented in the collections of the world's major museums, including the V&A. The Lamino chair is arguably his most famous design, and remains an icon of Scandinavian design. At the close of the 20th century, the readers of Swedish interior design magazine, Skona Hem, chose the Lamino when they were asked to vote for "one piece of furniture of the 20th century." This sofabed shares the same superb sense of engineering resulting in unquestionable comfort. For more information on Yngve Ekstrom please see the short biography on our Tumblr (http://forestlondon.tumblr.com/post/85732620354/ynvge-ekstrom-a-short-biography).
Pastoe underwent extensive change under the transformative leadership of Cees Braakman in the years following World War II. His designs were awarded national medals, such as at the Trienniale in Milan, and remain extremely sought after. Several of his designs are featured in museum collections such as those of the Stedlijk and the Centraal.
Delivery in London (within the M25) is included in the price for Midcentury furniture. All lighting, homeware and accessories and contemporary (flat pack) furniture are posted at standard UK postage rates which is added at checkout. For any other destinations both inside and outside the UK please contact us.
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